Saturday, 20 June 2009

The Final

It is so close I can practically tell which teams are going to be in it.

Oh wait, I actually can. Sorry, it's just the IPL hangover, it still hasn't gone away. A tournament in 16 days would be blasphemy to sponsors and the economic sensibilities of a man who cannot afford socks.

So, Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka. WHO WILL WIN? I don't mind either really, but I had made some half-baked comments that I'd be supporting Pakistan so why the hell not? But after the amazing performance the Lankans had against the Windies, wouldn't it also be some kind of injustice if they didn't walk away with the trophy?

Dilshan's 96 was mindblowing and I fell asleep sometme after Angelo Mathews' first over which was pretty fucking brilliant. Mind you, if I was capable of staying up longer I would have, but my body just gave way. Looks like not much went on after that in the way of a dramatic turnaround by the West Indies.

15 comments:

Chris said...

I'm going for WI. Gayle is a game-changer

Anonymous said...

Well done Dilshan. Great innings. So fast. Just shows what can be done when in shape. All the South Africans look too fat, especially Smith. No wonder they lost. West Indians were just pox.

Amy said...

Chris, yeah, he did try doing it in the last game, but that first over really knocked the West Indies out of the game. But the final is between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Anon, well, I'm sure Graeme has had a few good knocks despite being on the pudgy side.

fordaluvofMorne said...

Go Lanka!

I don't know if I can take another sleepless night as well... but will give it a go!

Amy said...

Yes, it's sort of ridiculous how much cricket this winter is going to be broadcast in the middle of the night. Ah, to be English.

Offsiders said...

We're in the wrong timezone so sometimes have to wake up to find out the scores. I agree Amy, Smith is very pudgy. Glad you noticed.

Amy said...

I was hoping to have the emphasis on the first part of that sentence after all the GS fat/gay comments. To sort of balance it up a little.

Crystal said...

Amy surely you know better by now that anytime you write anything about Graeme Smith the emphasis will always be on the fat/gay part

Amy said...

But why? I should probably say it again, HELLO EVERYONE, GRAEME SMITH PROBABLY ISN'T GAY. Thank you.

rahul said...

but seriously Amy, who gives a rat's ass about a final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka?

(except from their countrymen of course)

Esra_Star said...

I agreed to follow Stani's mob, but after the Saffa choke it's almost a non event in my books.

I'm more concerned about what will entertain me at night until the ashes start?

Stani Army said...

Cricket fans Rahul.

Thanks Ezz....and why didn't you tell me you had nothing to entertain you at night?

Amy said...

Rahul, their countrymen. Woohoo!

Esra, movies, lots of them.

Stani, that came across worse than you might have intended for it to be.

Stani Army said...

You're just jealous Ames. Don't worry though, you're still my favourite Australian.

Esra_Star said...

Stani you crack me up!